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Happy July!
7/6/2014 8:06:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As most of my sparkfriends celebrated 4 July and enjoyed a long weekend, my long weekend was last week (Canada Day). And to make it even better, I str...  Read more


One last blog entry on trip - Earthquake Fault in Mammoth Lake
7/6/2014 7:06:13 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I guess it's actually outside of Mammoth Lake but just a little bit. After we finished with Devils Postpile and hiking and were back in the SUV we we...  Read more


A Nice Bike Ride
7/5/2014 5:53:09 PM,  16 COMMENTS

What a difference a day makes. It has been really humid for a week. Yesterday Arthur blew through (not bad here) and today was bright, sunny and no...  Read more


2014 Kiwanis Midnight Run on Dunedin Causeway!
7/5/2014 5:17:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Since D & I have embraced a healthy lifestyle in 2010, we started several new traditions. One of them is doing this race every July 3 at 11:25pm. I us...  Read more


Devils Postpile and beyond - Day 5 of trip
7/5/2014 12:58:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I intended to do this blog yesterday or the day before but always got sidetracked before I got around to looking for pics. So I'm going to do it now....  Read more


Big Plans!
7/5/2014 12:57:35 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Enjoyed our 5.9 mile, 75 minute group run this morning. Great socializing after, too. Just love that my niece and nephew are running this year. I...  Read more


A Glacial Pace
7/5/2014 7:56:57 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Lately I've been using this phrase a lot. I've said I run at a glacial pace and that I am losing weight at a glacial pace. So I started thinking, "...  Read more


Thin blue line
7/5/2014 6:28:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Backslid a bit this week by a pound and few ounces, but it was a tough week emotionally. I think I've got it back in hand now. Funny how cyclical losi...  Read more


Getting Ready
7/4/2014 8:14:38 PM,  16 COMMENTS

*alarm is set for 5am *bag is already in the car: towels and wash cloth, shorts and shirt, underwear, shoes, shampoo and conditioner *laid out: ru...  Read more


Celebrate the 4th
7/4/2014 7:07:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Is anyone else sick of being told how we should or should NOT celebrate our freedom? Of course not to interfere with anyone else's freedom .........  Read more


A busy 4th indeed!!!
7/4/2014 2:31:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I did do my exercise that day...I did not was 108 so it WAS too warm but I did Jillian. Yesterday I did some arm challenges and today I am lo...  Read more


New Running Shoes
7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Monday evening I picked up a new pair of running shoes from a real running store! My 3rd pair of Brooks, and this time they were fitted properly! Al...  Read more


Embrace What it Takes!
7/3/2014 6:57:35 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Believe me when I say, "It's worth it!" Much love.. 247...  Read more


Getting to Know Your Spark Friends
7/3/2014 5:14:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavor… Trident Original Bes...  Read more


Good News
7/3/2014 1:43:54 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Old Dad had his two week post-op follow up doctor appointment today. He got all 25+ staples out of his abdomen. He can now drive, drink soda (???), an...  Read more


1st attempt at running since the brace has come off
7/3/2014 1:42:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A big whopper of 2 miles and EVERYTHING hurt - except the knee!!!! so yay!...  Read more


Corn is as high as an elephant's eye
7/3/2014 6:28:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Maybe a baby elephant, but it *is* at least knee high: We have 16 acres, 15 of them planted. Did I ever envision being 'in' with the farming c...  Read more


18.12 Training Week #8 and the LSR
7/2/2014 7:08:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Very warm and humid this week, but I am making it. New inhaler seems to be a plus. Run 1 - 6.25 miles (Hot and Humid but feeling pretty darn good...  Read more


Don't Read This 'cause I'm Ragin'!
7/2/2014 5:31:30 PM,  13 COMMENTS

227 This is not directed at anyone who has a serious medical condition that cannot be controlled. I feel and pray for healings. I'm rag...  Read more


Yosemite Day 4 and Mono Lake
7/2/2014 10:35:44 AM,  10 COMMENTS

On Day 4 of the trip we left the B & B for the last time. First we went back to a few places to check out preset tents and stuff so my friend could...  Read more


McIntosh and Pink Lady
7/2/2014 8:19:49 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Ever go ticking along and something comes out of the blue that makes you careen off-course? The Mr. has a long history, over 20 years, of Non-Hodgkin’...  Read more


One Word Review: Yum
7/2/2014 8:10:49 AM,  21 COMMENTS

*whole wheat couscous *fresh spinach, sauteed with just a bit of olive oil and fresh garlic *canned no salt added tomatoes warmed with Italian spi...  Read more


The Grand Scheme of Things
7/1/2014 11:29:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Caution Ladies- Be Warned! There is a shirtless photo of me contained in this blog. It might stir some funny emotions. It's almost odd ho...  Read more


At Least They Couldn't Run Off and Leave Me
7/1/2014 4:45:09 PM,  26 COMMENTS

I promised I'd let you know how the Lakeland Runner's Club track workout went. The fellow in charge is so very positive and encouraging. He is just gr...  Read more


Half 2014 Distance Report, Relay 4 Life & iRun
7/1/2014 2:21:32 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It is July! Meaning half 2014 is gone... (and it is Canada Day! - So I have the day off!!!) Time to do a little distance report. On my last one d...  Read more


It only Hurts When I laugh- A Mishap on the Way to Non-scale Goals
7/1/2014 12:20:58 PM,  18 COMMENTS

At the very beginning I listed some goals that had nothing to do with weight. One of them was to eliminate the "beached whale" appearance at the lake....  Read more


1 coffee conversations
6/30/2014 1:49:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm sitting here with my morning cup of coffee 271 (NSV: creamer swapped with almond milk) and just kind of being. I'm enjoying the silence as I have...  Read more


My running evolution...
6/30/2014 10:17:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I recently commented about a friend's post on FB where she stated "Running sucks!". To put this post into perspective, she is preparing to run in her...  Read more


When a bad run can be good
6/30/2014 8:50:30 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Here was the conversation around the breakfast table yesterday morning with the Mr.: “I had a bad run.” “So it was a good training day, righ...  Read more


You Knew It Was Coming - Race Pix
6/30/2014 7:48:53 AM,  25 COMMENTS

Here I am at the finish line of Saturday's race. Sarah, our Galloway Program Director, asked me to make sure I smiled at the finish and I must say I d...  Read more


Part of a ”Brave New World” I never knew existed (80 years after Huxley)
6/30/2014 7:16:49 AM,  18 COMMENTS

As I try to eat as naturally as possible and live a healthy lifestyle, I keep discovering new things. I remember Dolly the cloned sheep, but I di...  Read more


Packing and swim suits
6/30/2014 5:28:32 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Phase one on my packing is complete! I have sorted through all of the possibilities when it comes to my clothes and the kids clothes. Phase two come...  Read more


Yosemite - Day 3 Mirror Lake
6/29/2014 9:47:53 PM,  13 COMMENTS

The guidebooks I looked as (because I had to pick the outing for that day) said this hike was about 4 miles around the lake. I think they were wrong!...  Read more


One Week At a Time
6/29/2014 7:49:06 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As you may have seen in my feed, I've gained 5 pounds in June. Five pounds that it took me several months to lose, gained back in one month because I...  Read more


Newer Ideal Weight Guidelines
6/29/2014 7:28:27 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I been away from Spark for a while as I had other interests - math, writing, a declutter challenge, Zen Habits, vacation etc. Even so, I have been s...  Read more


Watermelon Race From a Different Perspective
6/29/2014 8:26:34 AM,  18 COMMENTS

My picture at the finish line from yesterday's race has not been posted yet, so once again I get to milk the race for all it's worth. Do I wish I were...  Read more


A coincidence or can SP read my mind?
6/29/2014 7:41:10 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I’ve been looking for a new fitness activity. Running, walking, canoeing, kayaking have always had a place in my life, but I needed something else....  Read more


Something to get me out the door this morning
6/29/2014 6:45:58 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I have a longer run of 6.5 miles scheduled today, and while I love to run I'm just not feeling it this morning. So I'm gonna put these here to entice...  Read more


Yosemite - Day 2
6/28/2014 12:49:43 PM,  13 COMMENTS

The only problem with the bed & breakfast is that they served a delicious breakfast but from 8 to 9:30. We ate there and of course talked some, which...  Read more


Faster - Watermelon #2 Race Report
6/28/2014 12:05:21 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Here's a link to a video of the race I ran this morning, the Second Sunrise Watermelon 5K race of 2014. I saw me in the video, but I doubt if anyone e...  Read more


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